Red Dead Redemption PS4 Reaction

Rumours of a Red Dead Redemption return have been doing the rounds for years. After the release of Red Dead Redemption 2, there was widespread speculation regarding a full remake of the first game, built on the foundation of its sequel. Then, there were all kinds of whispers regarding a potential remaster for current consoles. Expectations surrounding Rockstar's rumoured plans were fairly high, and so the official announcement of Red Dead Redemption for PS4 has gone down like a lead balloon.

If you haven't heard, this is a straight port of Red Dead Redemption. Aside from boasting text in some additional languages, there are no enhancements. Based on Rockstar's press release, there's no 60 frames-per-second, no resolution boost, no updated assets, nothing. The Undead Nightmare expansion is included, but multiplayer is gone. Rockstar isn't developing it, either. Oh, and here's the kicker: it'll be priced at $50.

Needless to say, fans aren't happy — ourselves included! The Red Dead Redemption reddit is in flames, with plenty of people questioning Rockstar's recent decision making. Elsewhere, the reveal trailer itself is being slaughtered. On Rockstar's official YouTube channel, the video currently sits at just over 500,000 views, with 30,000 likes and a whopping 78,000 dislikes. Unsurprisingly, it's a similar story on other channels.

Now look, it's nice that Red Dead Redemption is being brought forward in order to finally escape the clutches of the PS3 generation. And it's nice that it's coming to the Nintendo Switch. But as mentioned, it's the $50 price tag that stings. And given the saga that was Grand Theft Auto: The Trilogy back in 2021 — a collection that launched in a horrific state and honestly didn't get that much better — it feels like faith (thanks, Dutch) in Rockstar is at an all-time low.

How do you feel about Red Dead Redemption's revival? Role-play an outraged John Marston in the comments section below.

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